# Stan

Stan is an actively used programming language created in 2012. Stan is a probabilistic programming language for statistical inference written in C++. The Stan language is used to specify a (Bayesian) statistical model with an imperative program calculating the log probability density function. Stan is licensed under the New BSD License. Read more on Wikipedia...

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- Stan ranks in the top 10% of languages
- the Stan website
- the Stan wikipedia page
- Stan first appeared in 2012
- file extensions for Stan include stan
- the Stan team is on twitter
- See also: ia-32, r, matlab, stata
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### Example code from Linguist:

data { int<lower=0> N; vector[N] incumbency_88; vector[N] vote_86; vector[N] vote_88; } parameters { vector[3] beta; real<lower=0> sigma; } model { vote_88 ~ normal(beta[1] + beta[2] * vote_86 + beta[3] * incumbency_88,sigma); }

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Last updated February 18th, 2020